Opinion: Why value-added evaluations are unreliable

09/23/2010 | TIME (subscription required)

A writer and partner at an education nonprofit questions the reliability of value-added teacher evaluations. Andrew J. Rotherham writes that the method is flawed because of inadequate tests and incomplete data. He suggests better training for administrators and a new method for evaluating teachers that relies on the value-added analysis, along with classroom observations and other data.

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